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Eschscholzia caespitosa

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Species Name: Eschscholzia caespitosa
Common Name: Foothill Poppy

Similar to the California poppy with much smaller, yellow flowers.

Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 6"-11" H x 6"-12" W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Annual
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 0 - 5,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: California Floristic Province (except Channel Islands)
Natural Habitat: Open chaparral

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